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The Knack Hack

A set of three elegant skill systems for use with THE BLACK HACK and other OSR games: knacks, skills, and backgrounds. 

KNACKS are things you're good at. Like, "I might be strong, but I'm really good at lifting things." Or, "I might not be that dextrous, but I'm particularly good at picking locks."

SKILLS are the traditional skill system. They give you a small bonus to various things you want to do better, like Tracking or Climbing or Knowing Arcana.

BACKGROUNDS are little backstory sentences, and any kind of skills or knacks that could possibly go with them. "I was a lieutenant in the Pocket Wardens, an organized crime group in the city of Upper Umbershadow, so I should be good at intimidating people."

This short supplement describes each system and explains how to incorporate it into your OSR games. 

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William L June 07, 2022 11:56 pm UTC
KUDOS on the printer-friendly version ... ALL publishers need to take note and include the same with ALL their products.
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Adam D March 03, 2017 10:45 pm UTC
Hi! This is my first product on DriveThruRPG, and I'd love to know what you think about it, either here in a discussion or review, or via email ( Feel free to contact me with questions or comments. --Adam
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